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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based CyanogenMod Announced

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Steve Kondik, in charge of the alternative Android distribution CyanogenMod, has given some insight in the future of the software.

In a post published on Google+, Kondik revealed that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based release will be published as CynaogenMod 10 (CM10), which is in line with previous releases and in parallel with Google's Android releases. "J" in Jelly Bean (JB) is the 10th letter of the alphabet and will conclusively result in CM10, while the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) release is CM9 and the Gingerbread (GB) release CM7.

While Kondik said that he does not have its hand on the Jelly Bean code yet, he expects a timely release of CM10, as the changes from ICS are not as significant as the changes involved in the transition from 2.3 to 4.0. A stable release of CM9 is still on the roadmap. However, Kondik said that there will be no further CM9 releases as CM9 devices are likely to be upgradeable to CM10. As a result, the development focus will shift to CM7 and CM10.

There is no estimated release date for CM9 and CM10. Kondik said that the software will be published "when it's ready". For now, CM is available in versions 7.2 for Gingerbread devices as well as in a 9.0 RC1 release for those currently supported for 4.0.

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    iknowhowtofixit , July 7, 2012 7:04 PM
    Gotta finish ICS for the HP Touchpad first...
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    dark_knight33 , July 7, 2012 8:17 PM
    iknowhowtofixitGotta finish ICS for the HP Touchpad first...

    Agreed. Hasn't been so much progress on that as of late. Getting worried that there will never be a final release.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , July 7, 2012 8:43 PM
    Got CM9 on my Samsung GT-P1000, and despite it being a nightly build, it's actually way more stable and way smoother than stock Gingerbread firmware. The only concern I have with it is the lack of the dock by default (had to get Apex Launcher just for it - which also brought smoother menu animations) under a stupid excuse that "it's a tablet, it doesn't need a dock". That's BS, a 7'' tablet is great with a dock... and I saw Nexus 7 having a dock, so I hope CM10 adds that by default too. Other than that, I only miss a few Samsung apps (they had an amazing music player that had the best layout EVER) and that's it. I recommend Cyanogenmod for anyone who isn't too afraid of some rooting/flashing (despite all the alleged dangers, it's just like flashing a BIOS... get the right stuff, don't disconnect power and you're fine).
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    razor512 , July 7, 2012 9:22 PM
    agreed, the hp touchpad is one of the best android tablets I have used (except for the transformer prime)

    hopefully they complete android 4.0 for it
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    ap3x , July 7, 2012 10:52 PM
    iknowhowtofixitGotta finish ICS for the HP Touchpad first...

    Same here. They did not even finish CM7 on the touchpad much less CM9. Have to rely on the tenderloin builds.
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    JimmiG , July 9, 2012 10:11 AM
    No proper CM9 for the Optimus 2X yet, it's pretty broken (no camera, no video, crashes when rotating display etc.).
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